Chakrasamvara Intensive

Greg Smith

December 2–10, 2022

This program ends formally in the evening prior to the last day. The final day, December 10th, is a departure day only.

Tuition $80 + 8 nights

Lodging prices for this retreat have been reduced by between 8% and 15%, depending on lodge room type, to make it easier for long-time practitioners to practice at Drala Mountain.

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This Hybrid Chakrasamvara Intensive is geared toward the accumulation of the recitation practice in a group setting. If you are just learning the practice, this is a good opportunity to become more familiar with the sadhana. There will be guided practice, instruction of the different sections of the sadhana, and discussion of the wonderful manual by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee. Those who have finished the recitation are also invited to come and deepen their connection with the practice.

This practice intensive will be anchored in an internet-capable shrine room with daily opportunities to practice in the physical representation of Chakrasamvara’s mandala in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya.

You are welcome to come for all or part of this intensive (please see partial attendance details in Additional Information below).

Prerequisite: Chakrasamvara Abhisheka

Please review and understand DMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting DMC.


Additional Information

  • Partial attendance is $10/day + lodging. To register, please click on the “Register Now” button above and use the “Comments” box to type “Arrival: [type the date you’ll arrive]; Departure: [type the date you’ll depart], and for Payment select “Personal Check” from the dropdown list to bypass payment. This will register you, automatically notify us, and will not charge your card. We’ll edit your arrival & departure dates and finances, and contact you for credit card information. Thank you!
  • This program ends formally in the evening prior to the last day. The final day, December 10, is a departure day only.
  • Recording: Instruction by the presenter and any questions that arise during the instruction will be recorded. Practice sessions will not be recorded. Recordings will be posted daily for registered participants to view. The recordings will not be downloadable and will be deleted at the end of the program.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years. He has been a student of meditation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. This program ends the evening prior to the departure date, with the final day being a departure day only. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.